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Sunny Pradhan, Enterprise Information Security Risk/Compliance Specialist Sr

Sunny Pradhan (pronounced PRUD-Hahn) recently joined LITS as a senior enterprise information security risk and compliance specialist. He previously worked for over a year at E*TRADE Financial as a senior information security assurance specialist. In addition, Sunny has 12 years doing various IT and IT security-related work in different industries such as higher education, healthcare, finance tech, […]

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Emory Information Security wins national award

Emory’s Duo Two Factor Authentication Project was just named Information Security Project of the Year for North America in the Academic/Public Sector Category. The project beat out competing projects from organizations like Harvard University, the United Nations, the Cook County (Chicago) Department of Homeland Security, and others. “I am very excited about this achievement,” said […]

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Derek Spransy wins 2017 Award of Distinction

Derek Spransy, who works in IT Security as the lead information security specialist, is one of fourteen Emory employees selected as this year’s winners of the Emory University Award of Distinction. Since 1985, the award has annually recognized staff members who have made outstanding contributions to the Emory community. Honorees were celebrated at a dinner on Oct. […]

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Zachery Cox, Cloud Security Specialist, IT Security

Zachery Cox has joined the IT Security Team as a cloud security specialist. Before coming to Emory, he spent six months as a contractor at Deloitte as a development/operations infrastructure engineer. He was also an associate cloud engineer at Cox Automotive. A native of Marietta, GA, Zachery earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science at […]

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Mike Chilcott, Senior Enterprise Info Security Specialist, Enterprise IT Security

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Mike Chilcott comes to his new role as a senior enterprise security specialist with more than 39 years of computer experience. This experience includes more than 15 years as an enterprise security analyst with Emory Healthcare Information Services. Prior to that, he traveled the United States for two years as a security architect for Accenture. Before […]

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Duo two-factor authentication a major increase in IT security

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(co-authored by Andy Efting and Derek Spransy) The LITS Enterprise Security Office recently completed work on a major security effort at Emory: the implementation of two-factor authentication for external access to Emory’s network. In January of 2014, Enterprise Security prepared a business case in response to an ever increasing assault on Emory applications and the […]

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Ken Blacow, Senior IT Specialist, IT Security

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Ken Blacow (pronounced BLAY-koh) is a senior IT specialist and PCI subject matter expert (PCI is the security standard in the payment card industry) and has been in that position since April. Before he came to Emory, Ken spent 26 years in the movie theater business. He rose from the humble beginnings of tearing tickets and selling concessions to working […]

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